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Easy Mexican Rice

This Easy Mexican Rice is the perfect addition to your favorite Mexican meal!
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword mexican rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 148kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 tomato seeded and chopped (2 Roma tomatoes)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper halved and seeded
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan.
  • Add rice to oil and cook for 3-5 minutes or just until rice begins to color.
  • Add chopped onion and continue cooking for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Dissolve bouillon cube in hot water.
  • Add to saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Stir in tomato, jalapeno, cumin, salt and pepper.
  • Cover with lid and reduce heat to low. Cook for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, fluff rice with a fork and stir in cilantro.
  • Remove jalapeno and garlic.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 286IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg